US Immune From Islamic Group's Surveillance Suit: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reversed a judgment in favor of an Islamic charity that claimed to have been the target of unlawful U.S. government surveillance, ruling that sovereign immunity shielded the government from these claims.

Vacating a lower court's award of more than $2.5 million to Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation Inc. and its attorneys, a three-judge panel found that Congress had intended for plaintiffs to sue only government officials, and not the government itself, under the civil liability provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act....
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